Talking with your parents about donation can be challenging—especially if you’re not sure how they’re going to react. Listen to and talk with them about their concerns. It’s important to tell them the facts, as they may have heard myths or may not know anything at all about donation. They may be thrilled that you’ve been identified as a match and still concerned for your safety.
Because you are over the age of 18, your medical and donation information must be discussed directly with you and is only available to you. We encourage you to involve your parents in the conversation, knowing Be The Match® is bound by confidentiality guidelines to protect your information.
We have put together some of the most commonly asked questions from parents of potential donors like you.